The table below looks at the statistics for OSSEC skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSSEC over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OSSEC
Rank 894 934 869
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -65
Permanent jobs citing OSSEC 9 6 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.005% 0.011%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.12% 0.080% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 12
Average salary £52,500 £62,500 £53,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% +17.92%
UK excluding London average salary - £30,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- -10.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
7565 7507 6635
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.83% 6.22% 5.87%
Number of salaries quoted 6045 5942 5105
Average salary £48,438 £45,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%

OSSEC
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OSSEC within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

OSSEC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OSSEC
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSSEC within the UK.

OSSEC Salary Trend in the UK

OSSEC
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSSEC over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 within the UK.

OSSEC Salary Histogram in the UK

OSSEC
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSSEC within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +35 9 £52,500 -16.00% 2
London +16 9 £52,500 -17.64% 2
City of London - 2 £60,000 - 1

OSSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing OSSEC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OSSEC.

1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) Snort
3 7 (77.78%) Java
4 6 (66.67%) Nagios
4 6 (66.67%) Docker
4 6 (66.67%) DevOps
5 4 (44.44%) DNS
6 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 3 (33.33%) VMware
6 3 (33.33%) Elixir
6 3 (33.33%) Groovy
6 3 (33.33%) JRuby
6 3 (33.33%) Ruby
6 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (33.33%) Clojure
7 2 (22.22%) OpenVPN
7 2 (22.22%) SIEM
7 2 (22.22%) PKI
7 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
7 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (22.22%) vCloud
7 2 (22.22%) pfSense
7 2 (22.22%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (22.22%) Nessus
7 2 (22.22%) Sourcefire
7 2 (22.22%) Firewall
7 2 (22.22%) McAfee

OSSEC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing OSSEC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OSSEC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) OpenVPN
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (11.11%) LDAP
3 1 (11.11%) Kerberos
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Solutions Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) DevOps
2 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) SIEM
3 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Password Management
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Ruby
2 3 (33.33%) Groovy
2 3 (33.33%) Clojure
2 3 (33.33%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCIE
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
3 1 (11.11%) CCDP
3 1 (11.11%) CISSP
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (11.11%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Snort
2 6 (66.67%) Docker
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) vCloud
4 2 (22.22%) pfSense
5 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) Nagios
2 2 (22.22%) Nessus
3 1 (11.11%) SELinux
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Sourcefire
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Juniper
2 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
2 2 (22.22%) McAfee
3 1 (11.11%) HP
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £50k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago